To tell the story of the last of the Arctic’s sea ice, Stephen will lead a small team north to kayak its most dynamic strait, a narrow ice-choked passageway separating Canada and Greenland. Setting out five hundred miles from the North Pole, the paddlers explore and document the ice on their southbound navigation to the northernmost village of Greenland. Their goal is to investigate the breakdown of a frozen ocean; their vision is to make the Arctic tangible.
Using only human-powered transportation, Diane will hike, bike, paddle and snow shoe the 23000km Trans Canada Trail. In completing her trek, she will be the first person to do the TC Trail including the 7000km of water routes.
The objective of Dave’s expedition is to explore the Monarch Icefield south of Bella Coola on skis in search of first descents and wide open spaces as he moves toward the transition point and descends to the head of the Talchako River. He will then navigate the Talchako to the Bella Coola River at the confluence with the Atnarko River, and then to the ocean port at Bella Coola, completing a 100km float from source to saltwater.